AMD Radeon RX 590 Retail Box Leak Confirms 12nm FinFET For Polaris Refresh

If we owned a farm, we'd strongly considering betting it on AMD and its hardware partners releasing a Radeon RX 590 with an upgraded Polaris GPU underneath the hood. The clues are there, including a leaked press render of a PowerColor card. If that is not enough, however, there are now photos floating around of an actual retail box, complete with some specs.

Radeon RX 590
Source: Twitter via Andreas Schilling

The Radeon RX 590 is yet another refresh to Polaris as AMD works on a die shrink for Vega and its 7nm Navi architecture. Polaris 30, as we and others have been calling it, is built on a 12-nanometer FinFET manufacturing process. The assumption is that it will deliver faster clockspeeds and better power efficiency as the primary upgrades.

Radeon RX 590 Specs
Source: Twitter via Andreas Schilling

A couple of those points are now virtually confirmed. Andreas Schilling, an editor at German-language website Harwareluxx, posted a couple of photos to Twitter of an actual Radeon RX 590 retail box. They're basically teaser photos of the box only, though one of the shots captures the listed "technology features," among which AMD writes "FinFET 12."

As you can see above, it also lists things like FreeSync 2 HDR support, DirectX 12 and Vulkan, Radeon Chill, and so forth. It wouldn't be impossible to Photoshop the pictures, but given the source, we find that highly unlikely—it would be a bad look for both Schilling and the site he writes for. Besides, the Radeon RX 590 is not exactly a secret at this point.

What we still don't know is how fast the new card is, both in terms of raw specs and real-world performance. However, we should find out soon enough, perhaps within the next couple of weeks if it launches on November 15 as recently rumored.